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PBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
1992. >>Ñi thereçóñr guagain. >> brown: those zingers from ronald reagan that wounded jimmy cartener 1980. in the documentary "debating our destiny" jim went back to talk to candidates about their experience of the debates and had the chance to ask whether they prepared famous lines ahead of time. >> lehrer: i asked ronald reagan about, "there you go again," and a couple of others. "no, no, it just came to me." >> no it just seemed to be the thing to say and what he was saying up there. >> brown: did you believe him? >> lehrer: i don't know if i did or i didn't. i found it interesting that nobody wants to admit. >> brown: another major moment came in 2000 with vice president al gore rolling his eyes and loudly sighing during his debate with then-texas governor george w. bush. the whole world knew it,Ñi excet for the third man on the stage that night inÑi boston. >> you didn" know it was happening. >> lehrer: i didn't know it because under my personal rules, i ask candidatasm a question, ii look only at candidate a. i never look atÑi candidate b., because i don't want to be involv
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the voters are going to ask the question that ronald reagan put so succinctly and is so brilliantly, are you better off than you were four years ago? or maybe even better, judy, is the country better off than it was four years ago? they will ask that question as they always do in these referendum elections. they will come up with their answer. >> woodruff: you know, on that point, bob, you call for the candidates to campaign with an eye to governing. to think ahead to what it's going to be like if they're elected, if they're serving. are they doing that in this election, in this campaign? >> no, i don't think they're doing that. if you believe, as i do -- and others may not -- that these elections are referendums, then it means that the incumbent needs to run on his record. the effort to dismantle and destroy the image and the standing of his opponent, that doesn't really make a lot of sense. it's harmful actually in terms of how he's going to bring the country together once he's re-elected, if he is re-elected. in the case of the challenger, he needs to... if you take my thesis, wh
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)